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10-12-2009, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Garl View Post
Well, Popikhin's team lost to Canada like 5-1 or smth. And Sergei "He ruined our U20 team" Nemchinov is right now much more succesful in KHL that many thought he would be.

And Plyushev is crap? Seriously a guy who won WJC's as a coach is crap?
Quit being a troll know well that Plyushev is a poor coach with no control over his players. I remember you arguing exactly that during U-20 4 nations last month. Plyushev's accomplishments of a decade ago have little significant as it relates to today’s game.

Who cares if Popeikin lost to Canada in the final…..based on talent alone that joke of a 1987 generation shouldn’t have even been there. They overachived because it was a team in every sense of the word; the exact element that's holding Russia back at WJC recently. Honestly, 1st line was Krysanov, Bumagin and an underraged Cherepanov.
Popeikin with talent = Gold

And, yes, Nemchinov is improving. However, the fact that FHR was willing to put a coach with no experience behind the bench and, more sadly, keep him there after summit series disaster more than proves my point.

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